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All the latest rail infrastructure and network news.

Atkins releases first images of Newcastle Central Station development works

22nd February 2019

The first images of the Newcastle Central Station development have been released. Created by Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin […]

York footbridge lifted out by rail crane to make way for new accessible structure

21st February 2019

Earlier this month, the old foot crossing at Scarborough Bridge, was removed overnight by rail crane to make way for […]

Prospectus makes case for direct East West Rail services from Ipswich and Norwich to Oxford

20th February 2019

A direct rail link between Ipswich, Norwich and Oxford would unlock £17.5bn for the East Anglian economy, according to a new […]

Andy Joy named Sector Director for Amey Rail

19th February 2019

Leading infrastructure and rail company Amey is pleased to announce that Andy Joy has been appointed as sector director for […]

Only one month to go until RIA’s Award-Winning Innovation Conference!

18th February 2019

There is just one month to go until the Railway Industry Association’s (RIA) Innovation Conference, which will take place on […]

Balfour Beatty partners with Transport for London to upgrade vital underground network with new c. £220 million contract

14th February 2019

Balfour Beatty today announces that it has been appointed by Transport for London to deliver the new London Underground track […]

Rail Infrastructure Networking gears up for its biggest event

14th February 2019

Rail Infrastructure Networking (RIN), one of the rail industry’s most popular free-to-attend networking events, returns on 28th February. Hundreds of […]

Harsco Rail manufactures modern universal utility track vehicles for maintenance of Swiss Federal Railways overhead rail lines

14th February 2019

The first of 59 vehicles to be delivered in 2019 Harsco Rail has announced that vehicles built specifically by the […]

Upcoming Weekend Rail Closures in the Lurgan Area

13th February 2019

Translink will be carrying out major investment and infrastructure work in the Lurgan area later in 2019, via the Lurgan […]

Far North Line investment is on the right track

13th February 2019

Network Rail has completed an £11m, two and a half-year project to renew and replace sections of track at 59 […]

New vest helps staff at stations provide better customer service

12th February 2019

A new, modern vest for London Underground station staff has been launched this week. The vests are part of a […]

Passengers invited to share their views on the redevelopment of Worcester Foregate Street station

11th February 2019

Image credit: West Midlands Railway Passengers at Worcester Foregate Street are invited to share their views on plans for the […]

Greater Anglia conductor takes to twitter to keep passengers up to speed

8th February 2019

A Greater Anglia train conductor has started tweeting rail passengers to keep them up to speed while they travel on […]

First tram tracks laid for Westside Metro extension in Birmingham

8th February 2019

Tram tracks are now being laid in Birmingham city centre in a clear sign that construction of the West Midlands […]

Northern leaders unite to back plans to revolutionise the North’s railway

8th February 2019

Political and business leaders from across the North of England have made history by backing plans for Northern Powerhouse Rail […]

Glasgow Central’s Clyde Bridge in line for £13m refurbishment

7th February 2019

Network Rail is set to begin a £13m, two-year renovation project on the landmark railway bridge over the River Clyde […]

Railtex welcomes international audience as visitor registration officially opens

7th February 2019

Professionals from across the rail industry are being urged to secure their place at Railtex 2019, the 14th international exhibition […]

Work continues to improve rail capacity along Lee Valley

7th February 2019

The construction work being delivered by VolkerFitzpatrick, on behalf of Network Rail, to boost capacity along the Lee Valley rail […]

The UK Rail Report 2019 – documenting a tumultuous year in rail

6th February 2019

The UK Rail Report is an impartial account of the year in rail. It updates readers on all the major […]

Public inquiry begins into next phase of transformational East West Rail project

5th February 2019

Plans for the East West Rail project will take a major step forward with the start of a public inquiry […]

Enhancing professional development through Women in Rail’s repowered mentoring programme

4th February 2019

About the author: Shona Clive is the Chair for Women in Rail Scotland and is Head of Marketing and Communications at […]

Railfuture’s Rail Blueprint for the North

4th February 2019

Railfuture Policy Director Ian Brown CBE FCILT contends that rail cannot make any meaningful contribution to growing the North’s economy, […]